CHARLES BURTON

 

Mayor 1848 – 1849.

 

Member of the Liberal Party.

A Nonconformist – Protestant Dissenter.

Charles moved to Ipswich in 1824 and took up the wholesale grocer business of Mr. Jeremiah Head. He entered the Council in 1847 as one of the representatives of the Westgate Ward.

 

Born: 29th September 1788, High Easter, Essex.

Baptised: 21st October 1788, at Broad Oak Congregational Church, Hatfield Heath, Essex.

 

CENSUS

 

1841   Tavern Street, Ipswich.

 

Charles was 50 years old, a Grocer. He was married and head of the household.

Myra Burton, 50.

Charles, 20, a Grocer.

Henry, 15.

William, 14.

2 female servants.

4 warehousemen.

 

1851   Tavern Street, Ipswich.

 

Charles was 62 years old, an Alderman, Wholesale Grocer and Ship Owner – Master, employing 6 men. He was married and head of the household.

Myra, 64.

Charles, 32.

Joanne, 29.

Henry, 27.

Nephew – William Leopold Metcalfe, 32, a M.R.C.S. London (not practising), born Roxton, Bedfordshire.

Niece – Fanny Metcalfe, 22, a Landowner’s Daughter, born Roxton, Bedfordshire.

2 house servants.

3 warehousemen.

1 groom & porter.

1 errand boy.

 

1861   3, Henley Road, St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.

 

Charles was 72 years old, a retired Grocer & Magistrate & Trustee. He was married and head of the household.

Myra, 74.

1 cook.

1 house maid.

 

1871    3, Henley Road, St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.

 

Charles was 82 years old, he was widowed, a Magistrate & Alderman.

1 cook & housekeeper.

1 housemaid.

SOURCES:

Image courtesy of Mr. A. Gilbert – Ipswich Borough Council.

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